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RSVP TODAY for First Time Home Buyer Seminar

Tired of throwing money away every month on rent?  There are many great reasons to buy instead of rent.  I am teaming up with my good friend Paul Baird at Financial Concepts Mortgage to talk about what goes into buying a house.  You may think you don’t qualify or don’t have the funds right now or don’t even know where to start the process.  We will be there to provide you with tons of information and answer your questions.  If those reasons aren’t enough, we have asked our buddy Chef Ryan Parrott (Iguana Grill) to put together some appetizers for this event.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 6, at 7pm

WHERE: Convergence (1755 NW 16th in the Plaza District).

WHO: The seminar is open to anyone curious about the homebuying process.

COST: Nothing.  This is a FREE event.

RESERVE MY SPOT: Please RSVP to Gary by April 4 by phone (405.694.8562) or email (garycaplinger@kw.com).

TAX CREDIT EXPIRES SOON: In order to receive the FREE $8,000 credit for buying your first home, you must have a purchase contract in place by APRIL 30 and have closed on the property by JUNE 30.  So, don’t waste time and miss out on this opportunity.  Most experts are not expecting the credit to be extended again!

SELLERS: If you are already a homeowner but have been contemplating SELLING your home, NOW is the time to get it listed.  Homebuyers (first-time and existing) are very motivated to get a contract in place before the end of April.  Call me!


Welcome to Urban Living OKC!!

Welcome to Urban Living OKC, the home for news, resources, and commentary on living in the urban core of Oklahoma City!  My name is Gary Caplinger, and I work in real estate sales and consulting for Keller Williams.  I am also co-conspirator with Scott Scrivner, Liquid Media graphic design guru, and a host of others in Convergence, a community of people working for Restoration in the Plaza District and its surrounding neighborhoods.

After living most of my life in the suburbs of Oklahoma City and Dallas, I became enthralled with the mystery, beauty, and energy of urban life.  My family (wife Kathy, son Caleb, and daughter Claire) have completely fallen in love with Oklahoma City!  It is a city filled with beautiful, creative, and compassionate people. We are constantly building a web of friends throughout this city who also love this place, who are passionate about life in community with others, and are driven to come together to work for the good of our neighborhoods, city, and planet.  Though we have a long way to go, our family is continually evaluating how to perpetuate sustainable living in a more urban context.

I dove headfirst into the real estate business last year hoping to paint a different picture, than the often maligned one, of the Real Estate Professional and his or her value to the community.  The former images portraying Real Estate salesmen/women in a similar light to used car salesmen are for the most part completely untrue.  I hope to be more of a long-term friend and resource for life in this amazing city and all things real estate.  Unlike some in this business, I will never push you to buy something more than you can afford, more quickly than you are ready to do it.  In fact, some of my clients already have been a little shocked when I have pushed them towards more frugal and well-thought-out options for buying, selling, or investing in residential property.

If you are thinking about buying, selling, or investing in a home or vacant land, please call (405.694.8562) or email me (garycaplinger@kw.com) today.  If you know someone else who is, let me know, as well.  I promise to be an honest, reliable, advocate for my clients (friends).  Whether you have plans to buy or sell, feel free to browse my website (URBANLIVINGOKC.COM).  On my site, you can find helpful resources, as well as map-search the entire Oklahoma City MLS Database.

Check back to this blog site for updates and helpful info & resources!

Gary Caplinger
Keller Williams Realty
UrbanLivingOKC.com (to search properties)